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The Independent

Heavy rain forecast for early-morning mourners in London queue



Mourners lining the streets of London to see the Queen’s coffin are going through the sturdy risk of heavy rain on Wednesday morning.

A climate entrance located alongside the south of England didn’t seem like transferring within the very early hours of first day of the Queen’s mendacity in state in Westminster Corridor.

Whereas excessive stress from the Atlantic was making an attempt to nudge its method in to probably throw the rain off beam of the capital, forecasters mentioned the morning was nonetheless more likely to be a moist one.

The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Buckingham Palace, London, the place it’s going to lie at relaxation in a single day within the Bow Room (Paul Childs/PA)

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“(It) might be a fairly moist begin to the day on Wednesday – particularly so in London the place folks could also be queuing to see the mendacity in state all through the day,” BBC Climate’s Simon King mentioned.

That rain was anticipated to clear earlier than noon although, and by the afternoon temperatures have been anticipated to be between 18C and 20C levels and “fairly nice”.

As of midnight, there have been already round 100 folks queuing within the rain on the Albert Embankment Path close to Lambeth Bridge, in keeping with BBC Information.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Met Workplace spokesperson mentioned excessive stress would transfer by Wednesday – by the afternoon of which there could be “sunny spells creating throughout the entire of the UK”.

The “settled, superb, dry” circumstances have been anticipated to final till the start of subsequent week.

“When it comes to folks being exterior queueing, actually the following 24 hours is more likely to see probably the most unsettled climate earlier than issues begin to relax a bit with the excessive stress transferring in,” the spokesperson mentioned.

The Queen’s coffin arrived at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday night – the place it was met by the King, his siblings and each his sons. The casket remained within the palace’s Bow Room in a single day whereas exterior in the dead of night and the rain, increasingly more mourners joined the queue to pay their respects.

The late monarch’s mendacity in state in Westminster Corridor opens to the general public at 5pm on Wednesday and might be open 24 hours a day till it closes at 6.30am on Monday September 19 – the day of the Queen’s funeral.

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